Il paraît

The Subjunctivisor!

Does il paraît require the subjunctive?

Il paraît may require the subjunctive, depending on whether it is used affirmatively, negatively, or interrogatively:

Par exemple…

Il paraît que la table est faite à la main.
It seems that the table is handmade.

Il ne paraît pas que la table soit faite à la main.
It doesn’t seem that the table is handmade.

Paraît-il que la table soit faite à la main ?
Does it seem that the table is handmade?

Il paraît que is an impersonal verb construction.

Related: Does il paraîtrait que need the subjunctive?

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